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Patrick Ambrose Demel 1961-2011
Demel Patrick
Patrick Ambrose Demel,


HOISINGTON — Patrick Ambrose Demel, 49, died July 15 at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 at Hoisington, the son of Ambrose L. and Patricia Jean (Hancock) Demel.

He married Patricia Ann DePaolo Feb. 7, 1986 in Great Bend. They later divorced.He worked as shipper for Essex for 25 years and was a lifetime Hoisington resident.

Mr. Demel was of member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and K of C Council 1521 and the NRA

Survivors include his parents Ambrose L and Jean Demel, Hoisington; three sons: Leonard Demel and his wife Stephanie of Hoisington, Jonathan Demel of Hays, KS, Charles Demel of Hoisington; ex-wife: Patricia Ann Demel, Hoisington; four sisters, Cheri Haberman and her husband Darin of Brentwood, Tenn., Sandy Davis and her husband Curt of Hoisington, Sue Rose and her husband Tom of Hoisington, Aimee Wyant and her husband Dustin of Hoisington; four brothers, Don Demel and his wife Christa of Great Bend, Sam Demel and his wife Lynda of Newton, Ben Demel and his wife Kathy of Hutchinson and Joe Demel of Liebenthal; five grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington. The vigil service: 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by Knights of Columbus rosary at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. The celebrant will be Father Francis Oroff.

Visitation if from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. John Church Cemetery, Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the K of C Council 1521 in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*

Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 17, 2011